"On the 27th of September, Cedefop will release the European Skills Index. On this occasion, a launch event will take place in Brussels.

As a composite index, the European Skills Index (ESI) collapses a large number of indicators into a single measurement of a country’s skills system. The ESI considers three dimensions of a skills system: (a) skills development, (b) skills activation, and (c) skills matching. These distinct areas capture three different stages of the route of from learning to skills utilization in the labour market and at work.

The aim of the event is to present and discuss the results of the ESI and debate their implications for skills and labour market policies. Country rankings will be presented along with identifying key areas calling for intervention at both EU and country level. A panel debate will discuss how such an index can be used as a policy tool."

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